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Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi provided by Vietnam Open Day Tours

Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The landscapes and historic monuments of Ninh Binh Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu then venture off-road on a boat cruise around the karst cliffs and grottoes of Tam Coc and a scenic bike ride through the countryside. Choose from four options to suit your budget and interests.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Hanoi Opera House
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    Ninh Binh
    Stop: 8 hours
    There are 6 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, and Trang An. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentined at What to expect (Ex. Classic itinerary: 1- CLASSIC ITINERARY: HOA LU + TAM COC AND BIKING. 2- ITINERARY 2 – NEW SUPERIOR: HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC AND BIKING. 3- ITINERARY 3 – NEW DELUXE : MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG PAGODA AND BIKING. 4 – ITNERARY 5 - NEW SUPERIOR: BAI DINH PAGODA – MUA CAVE – TRANG AN BOAT TOUR) Note: After pick up in Old Quarter area (or the meeting point), the Bus will head to south of Hanoi (short break in middle way for 15 minutes)
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Highlights
  • Choice of private, small-group, or group tour of Ninh Binh Province
  • Magnificent views of the Tam Coc caves from a boat on the river
  • Great value: lunch, entrance fees, and all activities included
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, journey south into the Ninh Binh Province by air-conditioned bus, minivan, or private vehicle (depending on tour option selected). Stop in Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, and explore the historic city on a guided tour, admiring its ancient Le and Dinh dynasty temples. With the Classic option, continue to Tam Coc, where you are welcomed with a delicious buffet lunch of typical Vietnamese cuisine. After lunch, set sail along the Ngo Dong River and cruise through the stunning landscapes of Tam Coc, with its jagged karst cliffs, lush rice paddies, and atmospheric caves, often called the 'Ha Long Bay of the interior.' After the cruise, cycle around the surrounding countryside on a bike ride, following a scenic route through rural villages and along the riverside. For the Superior option, follow the classic tour and visit the Mua Cave on Dragon Mountain. The Deluxe option includes a hike up Dragon Mountain to the Mua Cave viewpoint, a delicious set menu lunch, a sampan boat ride on the Ngo Dong River, plus a bike tour that stops at the Bich Dong Pagoda. The Folk Show option includes a visit to ancient Hoa Lu, a hike up Dragon Mountain to Mua Cave, a set menu lunch, a sampan boat ride in Trang An, and a folk music show with tea. All tours en with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Vietnam Open Tour, 9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up (pick up and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district only. otherwise kindly go to our office at No 9 Hang Huong at 7:45am or contact our hotline after making reservation for best arrangement)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Boat trip
  • Detail itinerary mentioned in the selected option
  • Biking trip around the countryside area (not applied for OPTION: ITINERARY 5 & 6)
  • 0.5l Bottled water on bus per person per day
  • Lunch (with local food - Vietnamese cuisines)
  • Admission tour included mentioned at option tour you choose
Exclusions
  • Drinks, Gratuities, What not mentioned clearly
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There are 5 attraction: Hoa Lu ancient captital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, and Trang An. Depending to the tour option you choose, the itinerary will included: 2 of 4 or 3 of 4 attractions mentined at What to expect (Ex. Classic itinerary: 1- CLASSIC ITINERARY: HOA LU + TAM COC AND BIKING. 2- ITINERARY 2 – NEW SUPERIOR: HOA LU – MUA CAVE – TAM COC AND BIKING. 3- ITINERARY 3 – NEW DELUXE : MUA CAVE + TAMCOC + BICH DONG PAGODA AND BIKING. 4 – ITNERARY 5 - NEW SUPERIOR: BAI DINH PAGODA – MUA CAVE – TRANG AN BOAT TOUR)
  • Itinerary can change due to the weather condition
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We recommended bringing a hat, umbrella, raincoat, sunglasses
  • After the tour, If you want to stay in Tam Coc in the few days, Please advise us when you do want to come back Hanoi. Daily we have bus at 15:30 from Tam Coc to Hanoi. Surcharge for this service is 7usd/way/pax
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Teodor Cotet wrote a review Jan 2021
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It is a nice tour, a little bit boring. The guide was very nice. It is ok to go solo in this tour...
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Malcolm H wrote a review Jun 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam7 contributions1 helpful vote
Contacted day before to confirm pick up time. Bus arrived promptly, older vehicle but vary spacious and clean. Guide was informative and easy to understand. Took a while to negotiate our way out of Hanoi. Hoa Lu was a let down Very little to see but we did get a good history
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Daryl Pollard wrote a review Mar 2020
Rugby, United Kingdom28 contributions1 helpful vote
The day trip was well organised, a wonderful day of sightseeing away from busy Hanoi. Our guide Nghia spoke excellent English . He was informative, polite and courteous at all times. To mention a few of the activities, the Temples were beautiful. Climbing the 500 steps to the
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Odyssey59060 wrote a review Mar 2020
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I just returned from a short trip to Jordan. Bridge Travel was the local agency I used. They went out of their way, particularly Jacob, who was available 24/7. He was very warm and helpful constantly trying to make our trip outstanding, and he was successful.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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LaurentCL2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Imperia, Italy1,718 contribution303 helpful votes
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It took 45 minutes to collect everyone from all the different hotels in Hà Nội before we finally started the tour. The bus smells like mildew...from the AC? That was the most unpleasant part of the trip. Our guide Nghĩa was very extremely friendly, bubbly, a great entertainer on
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Date of experience: February 2020
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simonjx
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amazing tour, sadly the beautiful place is ruined by over tourism
I did the tour with my group of students as part of an educational excursion from university and was supposed to be
samanthajB2917TH
samanthajB2917TH
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Great tour - highly recommend!
We had a wonderful experience on the full-day trip! Our guide was very fun and informative, and we got a very thoro
lindsaym716
lindsaym716
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A GREAT TIME
What an amazing time. We had a great tour guide, Nghia. He taught us so much about the culture, history, and locati
LaurentCL2
LaurentCL2
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No need to do a tour to visit Hà Nội!
It took 45 minutes to collect everyone from all the different hotels in Hà Nội before we finally started the tour.
hannahcB9315PL
hannahcB9315PL
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Great visit - just really foggy that day and hidden charges
Tour guide was good, the cruise and caves part was nice. The cruise charges for drinks but were not upfront about t
Ellaisasickunit
Ellaisasickunit
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Nghia
Such a comedian. Lovely, kind tour. Very willing to help out anyone with a problem. Made my stay on silversea very
v_roniqueb666
v_roniqueb666
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Im Nghia great guide!
We had an excellent day thanks to your great guide Im Nghia. Very nice discovery of the bay, we loved the caves.
veroandolivierw
veroandolivierw
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Nice experience
We spent a very day , good service and nice and efficient organization , very impressed by the cave. Nghia was a gr
joytraveler2015
joytraveler2015
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Amazing Ha Long Bay's tour
What's a spectacular sceneries! Ha Long Bay was much more than we expected. Visiting the Tien Cung Cave was a great
melissalP6218UM
melissalP6218UM
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Great day, excellent guide and amazing experience.
Nghia was a fabulous guide who spoke excellent English. He was very friendly and helpful and ensured everyone enjoy
Geoff M
Geoff M
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Good organisation
Trip well organised and the guide knew his stuff. Kept to time, which is important and not always the case. The onl
dympz
dympz
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ninh binh one day tour with Nghia
Excellent tour guide, accommodating and approachable. He made sure everyone is comfortable and have a very memorab
nhing06
nhing06
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Ninh Binh one day tour with Nghia
He is very good, accomodating and approachable. He ensures everyone safety first and will enjoy the trip.
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One day trip to Ha Long with tour guide Samson
We have decided long time if go there for one or for two days. Finally we have gone for one day and I would say tha
OlaK277
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Very well organized one day trip
This trip was very well run, all on schedule and quite convenient. The guide was kind enough to wait for us when we
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